Political Geology

Geology matters! Political geology entails a two-fold research focus: It scrutinizes the way the geological evolves as an object of politics; and, it examines how the geological itself affects political dynamics at the surface. Our research scrutinizes the profound reworking of human-Earth relations ongoing at present and the political dynamics it involves. It sheds light on the political interplay between materiality, spatiality and temporality in the ongoing transformation of geosocial relations and the manifold uncertainties this involves. Moving beyond a narrow analysis of politics at the surface, it takes seriouslya “geological turn” in geography and the social sciences more broadly by connecting empirical and theoretical research on the theme.

Our research projects in Political Geology

Our team members in Political Ecology